Dr hab. Agnieszka Szarkowska is Assistant Professor in the Institute of Applied Linguistics, University of Warsaw. She is the founder and head of the Audiovisual Translation Lab (AVT Lab, www.avt.ils.uw.edu.pl) and specializes in audiovisual translation, especially subtitling for the deaf and hard of hearing and audio description. Pioneering research on live subtitling through respeaking, together with her team she was awarded the first Polish research project on respeaking, funded by the National Science Centre Poland. She is a member of the European Association for Studies in Screen Translation (ESIST), the European Society for Translation Studies (EST) and an honorary member of the Polish Audiovisual Translators Association (STAW).